The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has intensified its two-year-old antitrust investigation of Apple Inc over the past several months, raising the prospect of a trial, The Information reported Monday.
DOJ lawyers are questioning Apple, its customers and competitors about how the company maintains its tight control over the iPhone, the report said, citing two. People with knowledge of the investigation.
According to the report, the investigation is “likely to move towards trial, although the specifics are still in flux”.
Apple and the DOJ did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.